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Blog Archive for February 2016

Gut Bacteria: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Monday, Feb 22, 2016   Dr. Neal Barnard   gut bacteria

 
 

The bacteria living in our gut performs many functions, such as controlling metabolism, immune function, and maybe even our thoughts and moods.  How can these tiny cells be so powerful in controlling human health? It depends on the types of bugs living in us and what we feed them.

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Eat Your Way to a Good Night’s Sleep

Friday, Feb 19, 2016   Dr. Neal Barnard   other

 
 

According to a new study, 1 in 3 Americans are chronically sleep deprived. And we’re paying for it—not just by dozing off and yawning throughout the day, but through our overall health.

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White Lies? Five Milk Myths Debunked

Thursday, Feb 11, 2016   Dr. Neal Barnard   dairy

 
 

Last month, a study was called into question for suggesting that chocolate milk could be beneficial for teens recovering from concussions. Not surprisingly, the study was funded by the dairy industry. For decades, milk marketers have been spreading misleading information about the supposed health benefits of dairy products.

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The Negative Calorie Effect

Monday, Feb 08, 2016   Dr. Neal Barnard   other

 
 

Are there “negative-calorie” foods that burn more calories than they provide?

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